School’s out! 7 competitions you need to head to this summer holiday

  • With the majority of school’s summer holidays now upon us, take a look at these competitions you need to enter to make the most of your time off

    Unaffiliated showjumping

    Date: 15 July
    Venue: Priory Farm Equestrian, Stafford
    Details: “Classes from clear round and 50cm to 1m. All classes include a jump-off if the first round is jumped clear. From beginners to seasoned pros, all are welcome — the more the merrier!”
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    Express one-day event

    Date: 16 July
    Venue: Epworth Equestrian, Doncaster
    Details: “Classes from 70cm to 90cm. The winner is the nearest to the optimum time with a clear round. Rosettes to sixth place in each class.”
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    Unaffiliated Derby show

    Date: 16 July
    Venue: Felbridge Showground, East Grinstead
    Details: “Classes from 70cm to 90cm with rosettes to sixth and prize money. Courses will include Derby bank, Devils Dyke and water trays.”
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    Combined training

    Date: 18 July
    Venue: Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre, Bridgwater
    Details: “British Eventing dressage tests from BE90 upwards, including pick your own, with or without showjumping from 70cm to 1m. Fun and friendly combined training in a calm atmosphere.”
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    Unaffiliated evening dressage

    Date: 18 July
    Venue: Leamside Equestrian, Houghton Le Spring
    Details: “Classes from introductory to elementary, split into junior, senior and para sections, with the option of having a member of Leamside staff calling your test.”
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    In-hand and ridden show

    Date: 22 July
    Venue: Saddlesdane Equestrian Centre, Faversham
    Details: “A huge range of classes on offer for all breeds and types of horses and ponies, both in-hand and ridden.”
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    Arena cross-country

    Date: 23 July
    Venue: Riseholme College, Lincoln
    Details: “Classes from clear round and 40cm to 1m. This is another of our events using cross-country fences in an arena. The competition is open to both ponies and horses, both being judged separately and rosettes being awarded to both up to sixth place. The jumps used are not showjumps or working hunter fences. These are fences made to replicate fences you would expect to find on a cross-country course and most are a fixed height.”
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